The ideal starter set of kitchen knives in a 7-slot ash wood block. Includes the 5 most-often used knives in the kitchen -- chef's knife (8" blade), carving knife (8" blade), bread knife (8" blade), paring knife (4½" blade), and vegetable knife (flat-bladed paring knife, 3" blade) -- as well as a 9" honing steel and kitchen shears. The precision forged blade, bolster, and tang are married to the incredibly durable Hostaform-C handle, triple-riveted to the fully-visible tang. Use the paring knives for paring, peeling, trimming, and dicing fruits and vegetables. The carving knife is used for carving hot or cold meats, turkeys, hams, and roasts, as well as cutting sandwiches. The chef's knife is used for cutting, chopping, slicing, and dicing fruits, vegetables, meat, and poultry. The bread knife's serrated edge slices effortlessly through crispy baguettes and crunchy bread. The honing steel is essential for keeping your knives in top condition. The knife shears have knife-edge blades and are useful for snipping herbs, cutting string or cardboard, and opening packages; the shears separate for easy cleaning and have a built-in jar opener.
Wüsthof knives offer a harmonious blend of precision cutting performance, integrity of materials, safety, and comfort. The knives are hot-drop forged by hand from a single blank of high carbon no-stain steel, a specially alloyed surgical steel consisting of exacting proportions of carbon, chromium, molybdenum, and vanadium. The blades are perfectly tapered from bolster to tip, and from the back of the blades to the edges, and are honed by hand. Perfect balance is assured by the full extension of the tang through the length of the handle. A seamless, totally hygienic fit is achieved by the durable Hostaform-C handle, triple-riveted to the fully visible tang; the handle is buffed and polished by hand.
Caution: The chef's knife has been purposely ground extra thin for the ultimate cutting performance. Chopping through bones will damage the fine edge.